Green fields and blue skies on the South Downs Way

South Downs Way

Experience some of our finest countryside between Winchester, the first capital of England, and the white chalk cliffs at Eastbourne. If you're looking for attractive wildlife, visible prehistory, fine pubs and pretty villages, or if you just fancy a challenge, the 100 miles of the South Downs Way awaits you.

Overview of the South Downs Way

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Trail News

Southease level crossing
Level crossing at Southease station closed Saturday 16th July

This weekend between 23:00 on 15/07/17 until 03:00 on the 17/07/17...

New trail marker at Winchester
SDW gets new Winchester end marker

The South Downs Way, has finally got an official western start/end...

SDW Link route waymark
South Downs Way link routes getting a facelift

Some of the key link routes to and from the South Downs Way are getting...

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